Haslam Books

The Haslam System of Dresscutting is a unique pattern-making system consisting of a set of foundation drafting instructions, a special chart/ tool with curves built in, and additional quarterly supplements with different garment styles.

To use the system, you must have the Haslam Foundation Instructions and Chart first. You then follow the included instructions to draft up a basic sloper pattern to your specific measurements. A sloper is a wonderful tool for a dressmaker; it is essentially a basic pattern that is designed to fit you perfectly. You then use this sloper to make adjustments and customize that pattern into any of the garments pictured in the supplement booklets below. The supplement booklets have detailed diagrams that show you how to do this.

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